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The Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108
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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Jennifer Brokaw
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    5 Jun 10, 2014

    Stumbled upon the California Mille. It's starts with a car show at the Fairmont Hotel then become a 4-day, thousand mile back road adventure ride featuring Porsches, Jaguars, Ferraris and Bentleys.

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Jay Amernick
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    5 May 23, 2014

    One of the Swankiest places I have ever been. Great Nob Hill location. There is a Tiki bar there as well. They shot the TV show Hotel there. Not to be missed!

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 Aug 16, 2013

    This was a surreal experience. We got to stay at the Fairmont Suite, which the Clintons, Romneys, Obamas and many celebrities and world leaders have stayed. The views and the decor in the rooms were sensational. I truly felt like like royalty in every way possible. The hotel itself is very old-world and special in a top-knotch aristocratic way.

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Monica Suma
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    5 May 16, 2014

    If your budget allows it or in need of a splurge, the best place to stay in San Francisco is at The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, part of the same hotel chain as The Plaza in New York. The shooting location for The Rock and many other prominent movies, The Fairmont is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour, grandeur and elegance. It is royal, timeless and sumptuous. Stay in the same hotel where kings and queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and legendary movie stars have stayed at, and you will feel equally royal. Located on top of a hill, the views are picturesque.

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 Jul 29, 2013

    I got off at the Powell Street BART Station and walked straight up Nob Hill to The Fairmont Hotel. I have never had the pleasure of staying here, but I've attended a few meetings, and as a Tourist have always enjoyed wandering in and being impressed by the elegance of it all, starting with the Lobby.

    As a bit of Trivia, this Fairmont was the inspiration (including various shots) for the old Hotel TV Series which ran between 1983 and 1988. The Series was in turn based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 Novel and 1967 Feature Film of the same name. The show was set in the elegant and fictitious St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco (a switch from New Orleans). Episodes followed the activities of passing guests, as well as the personal and professional lives of the Hotel Staff. Think Love Boat dry docked on top of Nob Hill.

    I was here earlier in the Week for a University of Iowa Alumni Reception. This is the State where I am from and the University that I obtained my BSChE. SUI is also where my Grandmother, Dad, Uncle, Brother, and 2 Cousins all graduated. Iowa City represents both family and home for me, although the Universities granting my other 2 degrees (Texas A&M and UC Berkeley) have their own strong attractions.

    The reception was held in the ornate Gold Room. I admired the gold-trimmed balconies, had a friendly chat with one of the bar keepers, enjoyed the heavy h'ordeuvres, and relished the partial view towards the Bay. The highlight of the evening was meeting Sally Mason, the President of the University of Iowa, and listening to how much my alma mater has changed and improved. There was no direct contribution solicitation, but that wasn't necessary. The donation match form from my employer will be in the mail shortly.

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Mike Pistilli
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    5 Mar 22, 2013

    One of the nicest hotels I have ever set foot in! The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Their assortment of restaurants give you something exciting to do without ever having to step foot in the city.

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Jul 02, 2014

    This is an elegant and romantic hotel in the Lower Nobb Hill neighborhood. It's not especially close to anything, though.

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Whitney Woodruff
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    5 Jul 12, 2012

    Closest high I've ever gotten to in my life! Back in August 2008, my cousin was getting married. She decided to have her wedding at the Fairmont Hotel and reserved rooms there for us relatives and guests to stay. As I entered the hotel, I was fascinated with the lobby, the mezzanine, the little restaurants, spa rooms and the little shops. Two days before the wedding, my mother and I got delicious hot stone massages at the spa, and we ate at the Fisherman's Wharf down the street from where we were and finished the dinner with a nightcap at the Tonga Room with awesome live music on the themed boat. The next night before the wedding, Mom and I came back from the city tour and ate at the Tonga Room and it was buffet night. Food was good and we caught up with the relatives. This place is well worth staying at if you can afford it while in SF.

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Kevin Picholo
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Its one of the best hotels in SF. I have never stayed here, but been here many times. I have eaten here at their restaurant for a graduation dinner and it was excellent. It is a landmark of SF.

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Massimo Chieruzzi
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I llove the Fairmont ! Probably the best hotel in San Francisco, unique view of the city from the top of NobHill, old style furnishing and great service !

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Dear God, if Heaven is anything like the Fairmont hotel, I shall change my ways for good and move toward the light.

    In all seriousness, the Fairmont may be the most beautiful hotel I've ever been in. With a grand lobby and views from the top of Nob Hill, it's artistry simply cannot be beat. The Tonga Room, which I suspected would be a tacky rendition of the islands I grew up on, was actually stunningly beautiful. Even if you aren't staying here, pop in for a bit and experience the elegance.

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoPro 2014
    Alex
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Atop Nob Hill and across a gorgeous park from one of San Francisco's hidden treasures (Grace Cathedral), the Fairmont is in the perfect location to take advantage of Union Square, downtown, North Beach, Chinatown, incredible views and all of the best San Francisco has to offer (just be warned: the walk to pretty much anywhere is straight downhill, which means it's straight uphill on the way back).

    The rooms range from small and comfortable to what appears to be palatial. The entrance is stunning, but the helpful concierge and fantastic service is even better. Also, the Fairmont is home to the oh-so-San-Francisco Tonga Room, an old-school tiki lounge where a band performs on a stage that extends into a pool in the Polynesian-themed lounge. Drinks are pricy, but half of the price is for the experience.

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Aug 17, 2013
    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Jeannette Bartolome
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous during the holidays.

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    Steve M
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Views are amazing in the Fairmont Suite on the 23rd floor.

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    Stanley Chan
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    4 Nov 02, 2013

    It's Halloween 2013, adn this year, we're partying at the Aykut International Halloween Ball @ the Fiarmont Htotel in San Francisco! This year, two ninjas (deadly ninja and Scorpion from Mortal Kombat) descend upon the mery party revelers and wresk havok. Alongside them, Breaking Bad, SWAT, zombies, and the Great Gatsby crew make appearances. Great costumes... and looking forward to Hallowen 2014!

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Jul 06, 2014

    On Nob Hill this is definetly classy and what I think of when San Francisco comes to mind.
    The hotel is a bit stuffy but the service is wonderful!
    The rooms are spacious with great amenities and it has everything.
    One thing I really loved is that the hotel has a car that will take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius for free.
    Loved!!

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
    Cindy Chen
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    4 Aug 16, 2013

    Gorgeously old school, the Fairmont San Francisco is situated on top of the hill and just has that, romantic feeling.

    I was here for a wedding, and wow, what a wedding it was. The ballroom was transformed completely and looked just stunning.

    I would love to actually stay here but not sure if I can afford it!

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  • The Fairmont San Francisco
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    4 Jun 18, 2014

    One of our favorite choices for both luxury and history in San Francisco, the Fairmont has been a favorite of visiting dignitaries and celebrities for over a century. At the top of tiny Nob Hill, the 600-room grand hotel features a host of extra amenities sure to make every kind of guest happy: a full business setup, a luxurious spa, and even afternoon tea. Try the honey; it's produced by the hotel's own honeybee hive in the culinary garden on the rooftop.

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  • The Fairmont San FranciscoPro 2014
    Tammy Intrepid A.
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    4 Feb 16, 2013

    SF's Grande Dame #3, behind the Palace and St. Francis. A frequent destination for big-time political fundraisers. Attended several events (not the aforementioned) here, plus a great stop to show visitors. Thank goodness they've dropped the idea of building condos.

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4.5 out of 5
69 members' reviews
Excellent! - 85% of guests recommend
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Description

Set in the heart of San Francisco, this Nob Hill hotel is close to Grace Cathedral, while within easy walking distance to Union Square shops and restaurants. Additional attractions include Chinatown, easily accessible by foot or via the California Cable Car line that runs just out front. North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf are within a comfortable walking distance to the hotel.


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options at The Fairmont San Francisco include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology help desk. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Francisco property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, valet parking, and a concierge desk.


Guestrooms:
There are 591 guestrooms at The Fairmont San Francisco. Guestrooms have city, garden, or courtyard views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, signature bedding, Frette Italian sheets, and triple sheeting. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer cordless phones, iPod docking stations, and voicemail. 42-inch high-definition televisions have video game consoles, TV Internet access (surcharge), and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, electronic check-out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.


Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US $50 per day
  • Pets: US $25 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed: US $35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!3088 reviews across the web.

  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Location
    93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Ambiance
    90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Room
    90% thought the view was good.
  • Service
    85% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    80% thought it was clean.
  • Hotel Building
    73% loved the terrace.

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